Google's "Evergreen" Questions for Garagistry...

GARAGISTRY QUESTIONED OURSELVES.... 
DID WE PASS?
Source: Google
Recently we had an opportunity to consider incorporating limited advertising into the Garagistry Blog, which started a round of questions: who, what, when, where and why, not to overlook the all important question of "how much".  All good & necessary questions to consider when making a strategic change to your company.

So we went to Google and found their "Evergreen" questions used when evaluating blogs for content and quality and gave ourselves a test. Admittedly, this is a self-administered evaluation of ourselves, but we believe it accurately reflects the opinion of our readers.

We'd like to know what you think -

1. Would you trust the information presented in this article?
Yes - no "fake news or opinions" are involved

2. Is this article written by an expert or enthusiast who knows the topic well, or is it more shallow in nature? 

We believe our writers are very well versed on their content material and whenever possible reference their source(s).

3. Does the site have duplicate, overlapping, or redundant articles on the same or similar topics with slightly different keyword variations?
No - although we may have more than one article on a given subject, each article presents new material/facts/information.

4. Would you be comfortable giving your credit card information to this site?
You could - but we neither ask for or need your credit card information

5. Does this article have spelling, stylistic, or factual errors?
Hopefully, none. A rare typo error has occurred, but our style, formats and procedures keep us on the straight and narrow highway.

6. Are the topics driven by genuine interests of readers of the site, or does the site generate content by attempting to guess what might rank well in search engines?
Garagistry is 100% dedicated to classic cars, their owners and enthusiasts for classic vehicles 25 years or older from any country of origin.
We do incorporate an occasional article commemorating events such as Memorial Day, July 4th, Veterans Day or Christmas because we believe such annual events are meaningful to our readers.

7. Does the article provide original content or information, original reporting, original research, or original analysis?
Yes, whenever possible, Garagistry's blog represents original research and material with appropriate credit to any third-party information used in our material. However, due to the wide-spread appeal and interest in third-party videos, such as Jay Leno's Garage, we do re-post them as they first appeared by the original author(s).

8. Does the page provide substantial value when compared to other pages in search results?
Yes - without question, the facts and information published are of high value and are appreciated by our readers.


9. How much quality control is done on content?
We think we can assure our readers that we don't publish junk, rumors or trash-talk, but if it has to do with classic vehicles, we're all over it.

10. Does the article describe both sides of a story?
When possible yes. But understand, Garagistry is an advocate for the Classic Car owner and enthusiast.

11. Is the site a recognized authority on its topic?
Yes, Garagistry has been cited or referenced numerous times by other media sources for our content or perspective on a specific topic.

12. Is the content mass-produced by or outsourced to a large number of creators, or spread across a large network of sites, so that individual pages or sites don’t get as much attention or care?
No, specific care it taken to insure we don't overload our readers with multiple articles at one time.

13. Was the article edited well, or does it appear sloppy or hastily produced?
Without question, well written, edited, spell-checked and formatted to maintain a consistent appearance to our readers.

14. For a health related query, would you trust information from this site?
Garagistry certainly promotes the wisdom of "Don't Drink and Drive", "Don't Text While Driving", and "Don't Use Main Street as a Drag Strip"; no other health question would appear on the Garagistry Blog.

15. Would you recognize this site as an authoritative source when mentioned by name?
Truthfully, we think this recognition is growing beyond our core audience - but there is always room to grow and improve.
16. Does this article provide a complete or comprehensive description of the topic?
Yes - how else would we have had more than an estimated 600,000 reader-pages?

17. Does this article contain insightful analysis or interesting information that is beyond obvious?
That is a guiding policy of our Blog - keep the information flowing that is relevant, interesting and helpful to the Classic Car owner & enthusiast.

18. Is this the sort of page you’d want to bookmark, share with a friend, or recommend?
We believe that it has been done hundreds of thousands of times already based on our repeated readership on a global basis.

19. Does this article have an excessive amount of ads that distract from or interfere with the main content?
Strangely, it was the question of adding limited advertising to the blog that initiated this self-examination... If the Garagistry Blog does decide to incorporate advertising, it will be respectful of our readers attention and time. We have't had advertising so far because we wanted our readers to come to us for our content.

20. Would you expect to see this article in a printed magazine, encyclopedia or book? 
Yes, it could easily be worthy of a magazine article, or perhaps a reference book on the subject of classic cars.

21. Are the articles short, unsubstantial, or otherwise lacking in helpful specifics? 
This is a complaint or comment we have not heard as we are very aware of the need to offer relevant, quality content.

22. Are the pages produced with great care and attention to detail vs. less attention to detail?
We are very proud of our format and style - our readers know when they are reading a Garagistry article.

23. Would users complain when they see pages from this site?
Honestly - none yet! And we work very hard to keep it that way.

So, now it's your turn to grade us. Are we pretty much on target with what you think or where could we improve?

We're awaiting your comments and opinions,

The Garagistry Team.


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